If you’ve been looking for a List Infinity review to find out if this affiliate marketing program will really help you make a decent income, that’s definitely a good start. When you hear a phrase such as “get paid instantly”, you’re not naïve enough to believe it offhandedly, are you? Either there must be a catch, or it must be a scam. If you are a complete beginner, I think this program will help you learn the basics. It will make your email marketing job easier, too. But like any other make-money-online program, you’ll hit the first wall - you must continually spend money on traffic.
So which elements will be (or will not be) useful? Does this program provide a sustainable way to help you make money online? Is this scalable? In this List Infinity review, I'll explore several aspects from different viewpoints.
What Is List Infinity?
List Infinity is a viral marketing program. Members are required to build an email list using solo ad traffic and promote List Infinity itself to random audiences. You can sign up for free to learn a few marketing tricks.
As soon as you become a paid member, you’ll also become eligible to earn a commission as an affiliate. Your aim is to promote List Infinity;
- On Facebook (free) or
- Using solo ads (as much cost as your budget allows).
The paid membership includes lead capture pages and web hosting, email swipe copy, the follow-up email sequence, and relevant training. On top of your one-time membership fee, you will at least need AWeber, an autoresponder, to make it work.
You might still find the free membership useful because it allows you to copy email swipes and receive some basic marketing tips.
Most features are there for you to get a feel for it. You’ll have lead capture pages with your own referral (affiliate) link already loaded. But you don’t want to actually promote the pages until you upgrade your membership. Because if you stay as a free member and make a sale, your commission will be passed up to someone who is a Pro member upline.
If you’re not interested in becoming a paid member but already have AWeber and know how to edit campaign emails, you can import List Infinity’s follow-up email sequence, edit the link and use it for something else (promote other products.) I don’t know how useful you’ll find it, but it will save you time writing follow-up emails from scratch. Just saying.
Upgrade (Paid) Options
Two paid options are available;
- A one-time fee of $10 to become a starter level, or
- A one-time fee of $125 ($100 plus $25 admin fee) to become a Pro level.
The main difference between the two is the affiliate commission. List Infinity pays a 100% commission and this is how it works;
- If you are a Pro member and successfully get someone to become a Pro member, you’ll receive $100.
- But if you are a Starter member and get someone to become a Pro member, you’ll only receive $10. It’s not clear if the rest ($90) will be passed up to one of your uplines who is a Pro member.
- But if you are a Pro member and your referral who is a free member gets someone to become a Starter or Pro member, the commission ($10 or $100 respectively) will automatically be paid to you, as a free member is not entitled to receiving commissions.
Who Owns List Infinity?
List Infinity is owned by Derrick Van Dyke, who doesn’t openly introduce himself on the site, but he’s known to own a couple of other programs currently. Quick Funnels, a done-for-you sales funnel system, and FB Automation Suite, a set of Chrome extensions that allow you to connect with Facebook friends.
The domain listinfinity.net was privately registered in August 2021. The Quick Funnels was created at the beginning of 2020 and FB Automation Suite was created in March 2022, so they’re all fairly new. You can also check some how-to instruction videos on his YouTube channel.
“100% Commission” - How Does That Work?
100% means that the owner of List Infinity is practically giving away this whole system, so what’s the catch? Is it a scam? If it’s not, how is the system funded to maintain itself? You may ask…
Apart from the admin charge of $25 on the Pro membership, the owner takes affiliate commissions by recommending tools such as an autoresponder and link tracker within the members’ dashboard. He also recommends solo ad marketplace Udimi, and some solo ad vendors.
So I guess that’s how List Infinity is funded. If you take a closer look at the materials that you can receive, you’ll know it’s not a scam. It is a legitimate “make money” scheme.
What I Like About List Infinity
There are a couple of reasons I think List Infinity is good for beginners.
We affiliate marketers have been sending visitors to simple lead capture pages using solo ads for many years. It’s a standard method that’s rinsed and repeated. If you are brand new, at least you’ll get to learn how it works.
List Infinity will be easy for you to sell because it’s free for anyone to sign up, and the starter upgrade price of $10 is perfectly affordable for most people. I think this is the best thing about this program.
What I’m Not Too Keen About List Infinity
Done-For-You Lead Capture Page
“All the hard work is done for you” - do you know there’s nothing good about it? You’re trying to make money online, getting people to pay YOU. Why should anything be already done for you by someone else?
We see a lot of ready-made affiliate sales funnels for beginners. Those done-for-you platforms may save your time temporarily, but the two major problems are;
- You may learn how to use that particular platform but you won’t learn about the mechanism behind it (which isn’t hard to master - millions of other affiliate marketers are doing it.)
- Exactly the same platform is used by other users. It’s impersonal and by the time you promote it online, many people have already seen it.
Although several lead page templates are available for you to use, they’re all similar to one another, and all the other List Infinity users are already using them. Imagine they are all trying to promote the same pages using the same recommended solo ad services - there’s no sustainability in this practice.
One Dimensional - Not a Passive Income Source
So List Infinity may be easy to sell because of the low-cost one-off price. But that equally means that your chance of monetisation is one-off. List Infinity only promotes itself, so your leads will either pay or ignore and there’s no passive income opportunity or anything beyond it.
If you already know how to promote other affiliate products to them - how to find products and how to write email swipes - then that’s ok. But the list of leads that you build will be wasted otherwise.
You Don’t Need a Link Tracker
I don’t like when “done-for-you” affiliate programs recommend you to use a link tracker program but barely explain the reason apart from saying “because it’s important to track where your traffic comes from”. They’re only trying to get you to spend money on another tool.
If you pay for a link tracker, you’ll have to learn how to track it, how to analyse the traffic, and what to do about it. They provide a done-for-you sales page that doesn’t require you to learn anything, but they expect you to do advanced analysis elsewhere. This just doesn’t make sense.
No, you don’t have to track links while you are at a beginner stage. It won’t be too late to start using a link tracking program only when you start making constant profits. You won’t need it just yet.
Link Tracker vs Udimi
List Infinity recommends a link tracker program, ClickMagick. I have been using ClickMagick for years and I think this is the best value for money for usability, great filter system as well as support.
But I personally don’t recommend using ClickMagick or any other link tracker when you buy traffic from Udimi, because Udimi has its own filter system and provides you with its tracking record. It will cause a conflict between Udimi’s filter and the link tracker’s, and you’ll often end up receiving fewer visitors to your lead capture page than you agreed. That’s my opinion.
Not Everyone Will Become Your Referral?
Ok, I don’t understand the rationale behind this MLM-ish rule, right?
When your referrals send people to a List Infinity lead capture page, every 5th lead is passed up to you. So if your referral gets 5 people to opt in with them, one of them will be automatically added to your list. Whether every 5th prospect becomes your lead instead of your referrals or becomes your lead as well as your referrals is unclear.
It means that likewise, one of every 5 people who opt-in on your lead capture page will be snatched by your sponsor. Why should you give someone else the benefit of your own hard work? This particular system sounds pretty meaningless to me, to be honest.
Pro Member Bonuses
When you become a Pro member, you’ll receive the following PLR products. You can actually get them from elsewhere as part of a membership bundle for free, or buy one for as low as $7.
The problem with PLR products is that generally, the content is all theoretical and almost never gives you a practical step-by-step. It’s often in free-writing style and hard to digest.
I’ve checked a few of them, and if you are a complete online marketing beginner and love reading, you might find them fairly useful.
- Free Facebook Traffic Strategies - released in 2020
- $10K Blueprint - released in 2018
- TikTok Marketing - released in 2020
- YouTube Authority - released in 2019
- Instagram Marketing Secrets - released in 2019
- Reprogram Your Mind For Success - released in 2018
I thought the content of “$10K Blueprint” is dated but “Reprogram Your Mind For Success” was ok. I guess “mindset”-related how-to guides are evergreen, and I think if you've never come across with this kind before, you may find it a little useful even though the product was made 4 years ago.
How Much Money Should You Invest?
List Infinity teaches you how to promote it on various business-related Facebook groups. But the number of groups is limited, and if many others are following the same method and such posts can be seen as spammy often. So it's not as effective as using solo ad services.
But I can also tell you that solo ad traffic is always hit or miss. Reputable solo ad vendors will give you good opt-in rates. However, you can never anticipate whether the leads you received at the time are responsive or not (i.e. make a purchase or not).
For example, you spend $50 on solo ads and receive 50 leads (120 clicks, 42% opt-in rate).
- If none of these 50 leads is interested in joining List Infinity, then your revenue will be zero. You'll make a $50 loss.
- If 20 leads become starter members, 20 x $10 = $200 revenue. Less your solo ad expense $50 = $150 profit.
This is only my suggestion; become a starter member first, and perhaps you can aim for building 50 leads, spending $50-$100 (i.e. 100-200 clicks) to start with. See if you can break even.
If you spend $110 ($10 starter membership + $100 on solo ads), you'll need to get 11 people to become starter members. It's optimistic but achievable.
No Money-Back Policy
What I don’t think is totally fair is that List Infinity does not offer a money-back guarantee. The policy may be reasonably fair, but the reason is not.
As a free member, you can access your dashboard and see the transparency it provides. So once you decide to pay, there shouldn’t be any reason you should change your mind. I guess.
But the homepage explains that List Infinity cannot give you a refund “because you’re paying the person who referred you.” Firstly, that’s not true. List Infinity takes your money first, and then passes it on to your referral. If users were exchanging money directly with each other, it would be a problem.
And secondly, most other affiliate programs out there require affiliates to pay back their commission if there is a refund. List Infinity's reason for not refunding money is that the commission has already been paid to the referrer, which doesn’t seem valid. I think that’s the problem with the “get paid instantly” system. It transacts too quickly to protect those who pay.
List Infinity Pros and Cons
List Infinity Review - Conclusion:
List Infinity is a legitimate affiliate marketing scheme because it provides training which has some value in itself. It certainly allows a complete beginner to start marketing easy.
The slogan "get paid instantly" is misleading though. And it is NOT "paying you to build your email list." You will also have to keep buying solo ad traffic.
Due to the non-customisability of the platform and the one-time payment, the scheme may not be so sustainable. Good for a beginner, but if you want to step up in the future, you will need to get a more comprehensive sales funnel builder and in-depth training, in my opinion.